+++ Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors (08/01/20) Seeding Gm#2 / Gm#65 +++
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:14 pm    Post subject:

I have always viewed flopping as not some "clever strategy", but wussy charity handouts... For Example Kobe NEVER flopped EVER.
Lowry is talented as hell but like Ginoblili, loses my respect with all the soft azz flopping.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:14 pm    Post subject:

bucks please beat the raptors
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:14 pm    Post subject:

We got what we deserved. A big fat L.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject:

Ok it’s actually NOT early in the season Big Game
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject:

I'm frustrated at Lebron and AD, but danny bricking what seemed like 10 wide open 3s is just unacceptable.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject:

A lot of Doomsday the sky is falling posts in here right now

It’s been 4 months and nice to have Lakers Basketball back I must say πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:17 pm    Post subject:

I’m still not worried about the Raptors but their game plan is clear. Leave our guards wide open. Too many misses. I will say the Raptors are a very disciplined team.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:18 pm    Post subject:

KingKobe20 wrote:
A lot of Doomsday the sky is falling posts in here right now

It’s been 4 months and nice to have Lakers Basketball back I must say πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™


The sky isn't falling. But we played some atrocious ball today.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject:

We need to get back to playing up-tempo basketball and beating the other's team defense upcourt. Our halfcourt offense also looks unimaginative at times.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
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Anyone still doesn't think raps will repeat?


Not at all ready to concede but they are certainly contenders to be taken seriously.


This as much as Toronto gives us fits, they aren’t great against the Bucks this season.
Lost to them twice already and Bledsoe really cuts down on Lowry’s shenanigans.

The raps and Bucks play on Monday , should be a good one.
I predict this will be the ECF unless Miami gets hot
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:21 pm    Post subject:

Ksig wrote:
I'm frustrated at Lebron and AD, but danny bricking what seemed like 10 wide open 3s is just unacceptable.


That is the formula - pack the paint, trap LeBron, double AD on the catch and dare us to make wide open threes.

If we continue to shoot like ass, it'll be lather, rinse, repeat.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject:

ZeroDark30_ wrote:
I’m still not worried about the Raptors but their game plan is clear. Leave our guards wide open. Too many misses. I will say the Raptors are a very disciplined team.


An for the most the part so is our team.
Vogel has done an amazing job this year and 50 wins proves that.

He coached his ass off in the mail bitter win against the Clippers a couple nights ago and wasn’t all the way there tonight against Nick Nurse.

Taking out Lebron while Lowry came back in was the end of the game right there
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject:

As good as Kawhi is, I wonder if the Raptors could have won the championship with any other all star small forward instead.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:28 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
As good as Kawhi is, I wonder if the Raptors could have won the championship with any other all star small forward instead.


The Raptors have a 7 foot center and two forwards with 7' 6" wingspans

They add two speedsters who can run circles around our guards.

In answer to your question... no way Anunoby is better than Kawhi... but clearly it's disturbing AD, and he needs to find a way to score.

Shaq wouldn't let these guys stop him.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:29 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
KingKobe20 wrote:
A lot of Doomsday the sky is falling posts in here right now

It’s been 4 months and nice to have Lakers Basketball back I must say πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™πŸ€πŸ™


The sky isn't falling. But we played some atrocious ball today.


I feel like both games we didn’t play our best. That’s ok. It’s better to have these shooting and adjustment issues now than later. I’m happy that we’re able to face these issues now versus in playoffs. We were undisciplined tonight and I look forward to their ability to adapt to this.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:33 pm    Post subject:

Great all the Clipper Nation fools are out of the woodwork tonight.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Ironically our bench has played well in these 2 games it’s the starters who have struggled
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:56 pm    Post subject:

dcastillo wrote:
Ironically our bench has played well in these 2 games it’s the starters who have struggled

Starting to not like the Green/KCP backcourt... but Caruso is great off the bench.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:03 pm    Post subject:

Caruso is great off the bench but still keeps running out of talent. Overall just a poor game from everyone. No urgency to start and just got out played by a very good Toronto team. We had way too many knucklehead plays.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject:

Disappointing.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject:

Tough night for us but the restart won’t obviously be pretty for all teams coming back from a 4 month layoff.
Another Teachable moment.

We got the Clips on the opener and the Raps got us on their opener. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
The Raps will probably get their teeth kicked in again on Monday against the Bucks who knows πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Gotta shake this loss off and regain our shooting rhythm and beat up the Jazz on Monday πŸ’ͺπŸ€πŸ’ͺπŸ€πŸ’ͺ

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 pm    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
Great One wrote:
Blueprint is out, forcing the Lakers to shoot is how you beat them......


Green has been garbage all season. KCP is looking too much like early season KCP.


Early season KCP was a fluke. This is who he is. Green I agree is garbage. This is how he's been all his career. Icy hot. I still can't believe he shot 45% from 3 last year.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:50 pm    Post subject:

This was predictable - the Raptors are a try hard 3pt chucking team, in this setting with them playing with game 7 intensity and Nurse scheming all these swarming double teams we just didn’t care to go that all out.

In a series we take care of them, Lowry isn’t flopping his way to 30 every night. Van Fleet is a problem tho, I admit that no doubt.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:39 am    Post subject:

They are a bad match against us. If we add that they started to hit every 3 they threw and that our game was pretty bad the result is easy to predict. Well, it's like a preseason to us, better to lose today than in the playoffs but the team needs to get game rhythm as soon as possible, specially LeBron.

Also, even if they are a great team, I don't think they will be able to win against both the Celtics and the Bucks so we shouldn't worry too much about them.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:21 am    Post subject:

Raptors just owning the Lakers. 11 in a row is nuts. Very well coached team. They might have the best coach in the NBA right now. Also seems like every time we play the Raptors they play harder.
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